FORCE, VELOCITY, AND POWER ADAPTATIONS IN RESPONSE TO A PERIODIZED PLYOMETRIC TRAINING PROGRAM
Keywords: ground reaction forces, stretch-shortening cycle, program design
AbstractThis study assessed kinetic, kinematic and temporal adaptations to the countermovement jump in response to a 6 week periodized plyometric training program. Twenty recreationally active women were randomly assigned to a plyometric training or control group. Testing consisted of 3 maximal countermovement jumps on a force platform prior to and after the six weeks of training. A two-way repeated measures ANOVA was used to assess differences between pre- and post-testing sessions and between groups. Post-test eccentric and concentric velocity, power and jump height were significantly greater (p < 0.05) in the training group. Periodized plyometric training is effective for increasing jump height, and augmentations are likely due to enhanced eccentric velocity.
Coaching and Sports Activities
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